Happy Earth Day! Here at Dunkin’, we’re dedicated to having a positive impact on our customers, our communities, and the world around us. A critical part of our journey is taking bigger, bolder action to be more socially responsible in all the ways we operate.
From our One Tree Planted initiative to our Farmworker Training Program in Honduras, we’re proud to share some of the latest ways we’re continuing our commitment to sustainability.
One Tree Planted
Dunkin’ has teamed up with One Tree Planted, an environmental non-profit that’s helping the environment by planting trees in countries around the world.
Through a $200,000 donation from Dunkin’, by the end of 2021, One Tree Planted will plant a total of 200,000 trees throughout Honduras and Guatemala, including areas that are essential to regional environmental stability, increased rural farmer productivity, and the livelihoods of thousands of people. To date, there have been 80,000 trees planted in Honduras with plantings in Guatemala beginning later this month. This tree-planting program will create significant benefits to these regions, including improving air and water quality, improving soil health, increasing wildlife biodiversity, and providing jobs in local communities.
Farmworker Training Project in Honduras
The Farmworker Training Project in Honduras is a pilot training program that aims to empower our suppliers with the necessary information and tools to make improvements on sustainability issues within our supply chain.
Through this project, we have identified areas of improvement such as workforce issues, harvest and post-harvest handling practices, human health and safety during harvest, and financial literacy. This program is being implemented by an external consultant and trainers from our partners at Louis Dreyfus Company, already working with the specified farms, farmers and farmworkers.
At the conclusion of the training, Dunkin’ will evaluate the overall program and will identify any improvements that need to be made in hopes of scaling this project to other coffee origins in the future.